Slieve Donard Sunday Carvery

Slieve Donard hotel in County Down is one of my favourite places for afternoon tea but I’d never tried their Sunday Carvery offering until a few weeks ago!

Barry and I took a day trip down to Newcastle to try out their all-you-can-eat buffet (music to my ears!)

The carvery is served every Sunday from 12.30pm-2.30pm and costs £38pp.

With beautiful views of the Mournes and the beach, and a great selection of food on offer, we spent a lovely afternoon there!

Check out the variety:

Great selection of cold starters




Ready for the main feast!



Sweet tooth time!



Malmaison Sunday Lunch

A few weeks ago we decided to treat ourselves to Sunday lunch in Malmaison Hotel in Belfast.

The deal, known as “The Biggest Sunday Lunch in Town” is a four-course menu, which includes: soup, a selection of unlimited hors d’oeuvres, a main course and dessert. You had me at unlimited…

For starters we had potato and leek soup, which was quite peppery- it suited me as I pile black pepper on everything, but maybe a little spicey for non black pepper lovers.

Then it was up to the chef’s table for the unlimited hors d’oeuvres. On offer was Caesar, Caprese, Greek & fresh salads; hams and chorizo; pâtés and terrines; breads, cheeses and chutneys! For me, this was the highlight. The selection was great and we could have gone up a few times, if it weren’t for the two other courses awaiting us! A great choice.

For mains, Barry selected the ‘Mal burger’, which came with bacon, relish and fries, while I picked the traditional chicken roast, which was served with potatoes, vegetables and pork sausage.It was nice to get a Sunday roast as it’s something I never do!

We were quite full up by then, but I couldn’t say no to a dessert! I went for the vanilla crème brulée, while Barry picked a special tart of the day, which came with blueberry icecream!

We both enjoyed the meal, especially the selection of starters! And it was great to finally see inside the Malmaison!

Soup of the Day

 Unlimited hors d’oeuvres


 Mal Burger

 Chicken Roast

  Dessert of the Day

 Crème brulée